Scott Adams, creator of the wildly popular Dilbert comic strips, appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher, telling the comedian that Donald Trump’s persuasive abilities will lead to a landslide victory in November.

Adams prediction wasn’t all wine and roses however, as he cited Trump’s “complete ignoring of the facts” for one of the reasons he’s mastered the art of persuasion.

“He’s basically bringing a flamethrower to a stick fight,” Adams claimed. “There’s nobody using the same tools that he’s using.”

Adams continued, “His complete ignoring of facts are actually part of the persuasion because he doesn’t give you targets.”

“He doesn’t give you details of his policies”, he said.

Check out the exchange below …

Via Real Clear Politics:

Bill welcomes Dilbert creator and “How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big” author Scott Adams to discuss Trump’s powers of persuasion and branding in this clip from May 27, 2016.

SCOTT ADAMS: I’ve been studying persuasion for decades and when I saw Trump last summer displaying the tools of persuasion I thought, ‘Oh my God, he’s not a crazy clown. Everything he’s doing, including his complete ignoring of the facts, is persuasion perfection. I called him to be the landslide winner in the general election last year.

Essentially he’s basically bringing a flamethrower to a stick fight. There’s nobody using the same tools that he’s using. So his complete ignoring of facts are actually part of the persuasion because he doesn’t give you targets. He doesn’t give you details of his policies, usually. So he’s reducing the number of targets while making you feel good and focusing on the things he wants. So it’s not about facts, it’s about focus and attention.

In a blog entry previously, Adams explained that “Trump has over fifty years of business experience, and according to all reports, he is a rational person in his private dealings.”

In the above clip, it’s actually fascinating to listen to Maher blast Trump for saying phrases like “Crooked Hillary” and “Crazy Bernie,” calling them “sixth grade” insults, roughly 30 seconds after he refers to Trump as “Donald Pumpkinhead.”

Maher’s hypocrisy aside, Adams points out that Trump has been able to marginalize his opponents using those nicknames and essentially destroy their campaigns.

It’s worked so far. Will it work against Crooked Hillary?

Comment: Will Trump win in a landslide as Adams predicts? Will it be for the reasons he suggests? Share your thoughts below.

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